Having a friend or family member who is gay has prompted many Americans to change their views on same-sex marriages, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
The poll, released last week and conducted in mid-March, found that 14% of all Americans and 28% of gay-marriage supporters say they have changed their minds on the issue and decided to support gay marriage.
Roughly a third of those told pollsters it was because they know someone — a friend, family member or other acquaintance — who is gay.
The poll also found that more Americans now say they support gay marriage than oppose it. Roughly 49% of Americans now say they support gay marriage, with 44% opposed.